Reference : Incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Province of Liege (Belgium). La Societ...
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Human health sciences : Gastroenterology & hepatology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/34747
Incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Province of Liege (Belgium). La Societe De Gastroenterologie Liegeoise
English
Latour, Pascale [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Gastro-Entérologie-Hépatologie >]
Belaiche, Jacques [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Hépato-gastroentérologie]
Louis, Edouard mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Hépato-gastroentérologie >]
Fontaine, Fernand [> > > >]
Deflandre, Jean-Luc [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > HOPITAL DE JOUR >]
Loly, Jean [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Hépato-gastroentérologie >]
Oger, Annick [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Ophtalmologie >]
Defrance, Pierre [Université de Liège - ULg > > Département des sciences cliniques >]
Di Valentin, A. [> > > >]
Delforge, M. [> > > >]
Daenen, Guy [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Gastro-Entérologie-Hépatologie >]
Lebas, Maud [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Psychiatrie et psychologie médicale >]
Mohr, E. [> > > >]
Wain, E. [> > > >]
Gillard, Claudine [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Administration des patients - Admission des hospitalisés >]
Thys, Christine [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Virologie, épidémiologie et pathologie des maladies virales >]
1996
Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica
59
1, Jan-Mar
3-6
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0001-5644
[en] Up to now, as there is no national registry of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Belgium, the study of IBD epidemiology in our country is only possible through institutional or regional series. Therefore we conducted a prospective epidemiologic study of IBD in the Province of Liege (1 million inhabitants). METHODS: 29 (out of 47) private and public gastroenterologists completed a standard questionnaire for each patient consulting for the first time with clinical symptoms compatible with IBD between 1/06/1993 and 31/05/1994. RESULTS: During that period 104 cases of IBD were recorded: 56 (54%) Crohn's disease (CD), 36 (35%) ulcerative colitis (UC) including 7 proctitis (19% of UC) and 12 (11%) unclassified colitis. The annual incidence was 5.5 per 100.000 for CD and 3.5 for UC. The sex ratio F/M was 1.7 for CD and 0.7 for UC. The median age at the time of diagnosis was 33.5 yrs for CD and 40 yrs for UC. The highest age specific incidence rate for CD and UC was between 20 and 29 yrs : 13.6 and 6.1, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: This first Belgian prospective study has shown an incidence rate for CD comparable with that seen in north European studies but lower than that seen for UC. These results were similar to those observed in the northern part of France. Belgium appears to be a privileged country to undertake a national register and to study epidemiological aspects of IBD.
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